Today’s News: Jerry Buss honors; Hollywood development; Trestles tiff

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Saluting Buss. The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly planning to hold a ceremony honoring owner Jerry Buss during tomorrow night’s game at Staples Center. Fittingly, the Lakers will play their biggest rival, the Boston Celtics. Buss died of kidney failure yesterday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. Team officials say the Lakers will remain in the Buss family. Jerry Buss had six children, five of whom have roles in the Lakers organization. AP

Hollywood skyscrapers. The L.A. Planning Commission is hearing public comments today on a huge development that would rise in the heart of Hollywood. Millennium Hollywood calls for a pair of skyscrapers and a cluster of smaller buildings near the Capitol Records building around Hollywood and Vine. The $650 million project would have apartments, offices and shops. Opponents say the skyscrapers would block views of the Hollywood sign and the Capitol Records building. L.A. Times

Making waves. Surfers and the Marine Corps are squabbling over a beach that’s home to one of Southern California’s most legendary surf breaks. The San Clemente-based Surfrider Foundation is petitioning to have Trestles Beach listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The group says the beach between the San Onofre nuclear power plant and the San Diego-Orange County line merits recognition for its role in the rise of “surf culture.” The Marine Corps owns the property and opposes the historic listing. L.A. Times

Beach route. Two major steps are being taken today to link up passenger trains from Union Station to the beach. In Santa Monica, construction of the Expo Line enters a new phase as crews start ripping up pavement on Colorado Avenue, where new track will be laid. Meantime, workers downtown are digging trenches along Second Street to relocate utility lines. Plans call for a downtown tunnel that will link the Expo/Blue Line tracks with the Gold Line. KABC

Jobs hunting. A week after Texas Governor Rick Perry came to California to try to lure away business and jobs, another Republican governor is trying the same approach. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad calls California “a happy hunting ground.” He’s scheduled to arrive today and talk with companies that already do business in Iowa about moving there. KCBS